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Fabianski fit to play but Arnautovic misses out through injury

West Ham United take on Liverpool at the London Stadium this evening in the penultimate match of Gameweek 25. Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

The injury-hit Hammers will be without Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) tonight, with Javier Hernandez (£6.1m) being given the nod to lead the line for the home side.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.8m) has recovered from the arm injury he sustained in the defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, though, and maintains his ever-present record in the league this season.

Manuel Pellegrini has also made changes in the full-back positions, with Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) and Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) – in for his first Premier League start since Gameweek 4 – earning a recall.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) and Sadio Mane (£9.5m) all start up front for Liverpool for the ninth league match in a row.

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his starting XI from the side that drew with Leicester City, as Fabinho (£5.5m), James Milner (£5.6m) and Adam Lallana (£6.9m) replace Jordan Henderson (£5.3m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.1m).

Henderson, Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) miss out through injury while Shaqiri drops to the bench.

Lallana is making his first league start since the victory over Cardiff City in October.

The reverse fixture of tonight’s match was contested in Gameweek 1, with Liverpool running out 4-0 winners in a game that saw Salah, Mane, Firmino and Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) all deliver attacking returns.

No FPL asset scored more points than Mane on the opening weekend of the campaign.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Hernández.

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Lallana, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

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  1. Werkself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hasn't been a shot on target in over 30 minutes.

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah(c) fail vs WHU - awesome

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah makes me feel better about my sane captain, at least he has another chance

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Although I was on aguero until 11:15 when I switched to sane purely as a blocker

  3. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Origi...

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Classic donkey touch and finish

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wow offside and ref playing extra seconds

  6. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Obligatory http://i.imgur.com/UPpc9EY.gif

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      ahaha

  7. 420king
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    They didn't call offside :))))

  8. Meinhoff
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Two goals from offside would've been a bit much

  9. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    You div

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Very origi-nal

      1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Divock sake haha

  10. drughi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    9 points from 4 players, monday night football delivers

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabianski, Robertson, Salah and Firmino?

  11. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Liverpool fans will be blaming Origi for that miss at the end rather than looking at Alisson, Keita, Firmino, Salah and Klopp.

  12. Sánchez
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Can't ask for a better result there.
    Salah blank, no Pool cleanie. Nice.

    1. Regin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yup

  13. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Even at the end the officials are doing their best with dodgy decisions for Liverpool

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    City are class above Liverpool. Pains me to say this.

  15. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Klopp crying as expected. He's never gracious when he loses.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Have you ever seen Pep after a loss?

      1. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Did you watch the game?

    2. shearer9
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He didn't lose.

      1. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dropped 2 more points in the title race. Bet it feels worse.

  16. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    That linesman did not call that Origi chance for offside either?

  17. Özil
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Choking begins.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah probably right

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How’s the bench?

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Do you think they'll slip up?

  18. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gerrard announced as Liverpool boss tomorrow morning.

  19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Congrats Man City! The title is yours. Again.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      *Spurs

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not with that injury list

      2. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah the world famous nerve holders will come good

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah

  20. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Fab still outscoring Ederson this GW

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ummm Ederson still to play?

  21. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No offside!?

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Not sure why Fab didn’t end on 6 saves unless I can’t count.

  23. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Lino tried to gift Pool another offside goal. Amazing

  24. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So much for this week

  25. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Very poor performance from Liverpool, the cracks are starting to appear ...

  26. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    They've blown it

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Plenty of experience at that

  27. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    City given a chance to top the table (for a while). Bring on Sane you bald fraud.

  28. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Klopp giving out to the officials after all the help they have given his team.

  29. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    We will not let this slip!

  30. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Klopp having a go at the officials

    No class

    1. HammersFan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Even after one lino gave them a goal and the other almost gave them a second at the end. If anything we should be the ones having a go at the officials.